Thursday 6 November 2008

Batting: endless failure and despair

A nice little stat from Nagpur:

Sachin has more scores of 50+ than any other player in Tests: 
91, made in 251 innings.

By comparison, Ricky Ponting has 77 in 204 innings

Brian Lara 82 in 232 innings

Jacques Kallis 78 in 209 inns

Rahul Dravid 78 in 222 inns

Thus, statistically, even these great players fail more often than they succeed. And the bowlers try to tell you it's a batsman's game...

NB: India's debutant in Nagpur, Murali Vijay, just made a double hundred in an opening stand of 462 for Tamil Nadu against Maharashtra. His partner Abhinav Mukund got a triple. New ball wasn't doing much, then?

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